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    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.

Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2018 are now payable.

The next Sunday Lunchtime Jazz event at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Sunday 18th February, and it features the return of THE REBEL YELL JAZZ ORCHESTRA, who made their debut at the club during last year’s jazz season.

The Rebel Yell Jazz orchestra specialises in re-creating and celebrating the music of the great Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, which was the most accomplished and exciting jazz big band formed outside the US in the '60s, comprising the cream of European and expatriate American players like Ronnie Scott, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Benny Bailey and the master of bebop drumming himself, Kenny Clarke. The group astonished audiences around Europe with Francy Boland's exciting and daring arrangements.

The Rebel Yell Jazz Orchestra was formed 3 years ago specifically to play the music of this exciting band and has had many of the pieces especially transcribed. The band recently featured the “Fellini 712” suite, one of Francy Boland's most audacious long-form pieces ever written for jazz orchestra - at the Spice of Life in Cambridge Circus in front of Tony Coe, one of the original band members.  The suite, which was recorded by the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band in December 1968, is a musical tribute to the city of Rome in three movements, each of which contains variations on a recurring theme. The band plan to revisit at least part if not all of the suite on the 18th February, where the concert will feature a wide range of material from the Clarke-Boland repertoire and some other interesting big band pieces.

Doors open at 12 noon, and entry is £7.50 on the door - a bistro lunch menu will be available from soon after 12, with the band coming on around 1pm. It’s great way to spend a chilly winter Sunday, and it’s a rare opportunity to see a band of this ambitious size and style.

For poster, click here

The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Vivienne Leighton, is holding a special music night at 8.30pm on Friday 9 February at Sunbury Cricket Club in aid of her charities: Spelthorne Dementia Support, Impossible Dream and the Swan Sanctuary.

The line-up will include guitarists Gerry Cook (The Saxons), Tim Renton (3 AM), Mark Doyle (Marshall Taylor Band), Chris Allard (Little Hampton Band); bassists Colin Pattenden (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, The Nashville Teens), Roger Harding (East of Eden), Martin House (Life & Soul), keyboard player Kevin Welling (Stan Bland Band), harmonica ace Adam Russel (Nashville Teens) multi-instrumentalist Phil Miller-Tate (Marshall Taylor Band) and Alan Worrell (drums) plus Music Night host and organiser Paul Watts (vocals & guitar). Karl Green (Herman's Hermits) is hoping to be in the UK to join us.

It will be a great night of top class rock 'n' roll, blues, '60s, R&B, rock and country. It's all for a great cause and will be a fun community night. The bar opens from 6pm and the show will start at 8.30pm.

The musicians will be giving their services free, so all the door money will go to the charities. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought on the night.

Sunbury Cricket Club, Lower Hampton Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5PS

Monday, 29 January 2018 09:19

Spelthorne Burglary Update

Following the recent release of national reported crime statistics and those of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, residents may be mystified as to why regular burglary updates from Surrey Police have not recently been posted on their Facebook page (Spelthorne Beat – Surrey Police).

The following explanation has been posted:

“As some of you may have noticed these updates have not been released over the last couple of months. This was due to complaints that the information being shared was causing fear and alarm amongst the community. This is in no way our intention.

“Due to this the Spelthorne Beat team have discussed the Pros and Cons and felt that despite a small number of the community stating they would like the posts to stop, the majority of people who contacted us wanted to see the return of the posts and felt their release was beneficial.

“We would like to stress that we are not telling you this to scare you but to educate you and hopefully get some information from anyone who may have witnessed any of the incidents we discuss.

“One thing to remember, and this is of the upmost importance, is that you are not at more risk today then you were yesterday or will be tomorrow. These incidences are not significantly on the rise and there is not a crime spree. It just seems that way because you now know about it whereas you didn't before.
 
“Whilst ignorance may be bliss, knowledge is also power. And by you having this knowledge you now have the power to better protect yourself and your property.”

The absence of our usual autumn newsletter was not an oversight on our part. We delayed publication until the emergence of the Local [development] Plan for the Borough had become clearer.

It is now the front page story and will doubtless be followed up as circumstances dictate.

Paper copies which include membership renewals for 2018 are in the course of distribution to households.

To view a copy, click here

The music of the late prolific artist Michael Garrick will be brought to the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday 4th February.

As ever, the evening will feature top British jazz musicians including: Gabriel Garrick – trumpet; Nette Robinson – vocals; Tony Woods – saxophone; Terence Collie – piano; Matt Ridley – bass; Chris Nickolls – drums.

Performance: 7.30pm at the Riverside Arts Centre, 59, Thames Street, Sunbury

Tickets £12 on the door or £9 via the website moodindigoevents.co.uk

See flyer here

Come and join us for a night of fun & laughs, as Laughing Chili brings a selection of fabulous acts from the UK comedy circuit, to Riverside.

Sunbury’s regular comedy night starts its 4th year, with most nights sold out in advance – hence this early notification. Grab your tickets now for a top night out!

Door & bar open at 7.30pm. Show starts at 8.30pm.

 

Date: Saturday 10th March

Venue: The Riverside Arts Centre, 57 Thames Street, Sunbury

Tickets & details: www.laughingchili.co.uk  

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